R.J. Barrett

Height: 6-7
Weight: 205
College: Duke
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 6/14/2000

2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 3
Projected Draft Range: Top 5
2019 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 3 by the New York Knicks

Pros:

Very good scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent shooter, especially off the catch
Tremendous free throw generator
Adequate playmaker
Good rebounder
Adequate defensive player
Gifted athlete

 
Cons:

Streaky shooter
Only an average free throw shooter
Prone to taking questionable shots
Can be too scoring focused
Can be a bit turnover prone
Can play too wildly on offense
Can gamble too much defensively

 
Summary:

R.J. Barrett is a very talented scoring wing player that can really put the ball in the hoop, as he scored 26 points in a superb performance he had in the 2018 High School McDonald’s All-American game.

​Though he has occasionally struggled with shot selection issues, he is a vastly athletic, skilled scorer that could be a likely top 3 pick in the 2019 draft, and he could end up being a very good player in the NBA.

 

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